Thomas Heatherwick’s Climbing “Vessel” at Hudson Yards

2,500 steps within 154 intersected, rising flights of stairs unite to form Thomas Heatherwick’s vision for “Vessel,” an immersive monument to be constructed at NYC’s new Hudson Yards facility. There are 80 unique landing points, offering vistas of the city and the surrounding perennial public garden and plaza. The painted steel frame expands as one goes up, lending a striking half-oval shape, open to the …

Thomas Heatherwick East Beach Cafe

We cannot claim to be experts on beach cafe architecture, but one look at Thomas Heatherwick's East Beach Cafe and one can't help but think that this is a woefully under-explored area of building design. Surely it's rife with exciting and innovative possibilities, but then that's the British designer's great talent, creating unexpected forms in unexpected places which, on sight, make you reevaluate all your …

Design Indaba 2020: Speakers, Thinkers and Creators

A glimpse at what to expect from the next iteration of the dynamic conference

Now in its 25th year, Design Indaba explores how to make the world a better place through creative innovation and groundbreaking design. For three days, the annual Cape Town summit brings together international, visionary minds to share ideas and explore new ways of thinking. Founder Ravi Naidoo and his team bring some of the most thoughtful and provocative creatives in the world together. From well-known …